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This Morning I Was Pregnant

This morning, I was pregnant. This afternoon, I am not. The last time I could say that, I had a baby to hold. A crying, red-faced, tiny being that I instinctively comforted and rocked. This time, I’m the one who is crying. I am the red-faced, fragile person in need of comfort. My arms are empty. My womb, created to […]

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Choose Kindness

“You can’t come to my birthday party…” I know every mom on the planet has heard this phrase in some form – whether your child was on the saying or receiving end. Kindness is an invaluable trait and as a mom, it is my job to raise kind children who encourage, help, serve and befriend […]

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Why Cancer Patients Need a Good Bra {and it’s not what you think!}

CANCER. It’s a complete sucker punch. And when it happens to someone we love, IT. SUCKS. We’re desperate to help, but feel helpless. I’ve had cancer. I’ve supported both of my parents through it. My strategy? BE A BRA. Lift up. Provide support. Give comfort. Cancer is a roller coaster of emotions. Some days feel calm. Others feel […]

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Remembering 9/11 with Your Kid(s)

Much like when my grandmother can remember every detail of the day JFK was shot, and for my mother, the day of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, September 11th will always be a day frozen in time for me. And it will always feel like it was just yesterday. It was an unseasonably early, blue […]

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Fed is Best

What’s the first emotion that comes to mind when you think about breastfeeding? Joy? Pain? Anxiety? Inadequacy? Nostalgia? Breastfeeding can conjure so many emotions, especially when you’re postpartum, hormonal, and sleep deprived. I would venture to guess that many breastfeeding mothers have felt a wide array of those emotions, likely all at once. After my […]

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Weird title, I know. But when’s the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror? Not superficially, but deep down into your soul. The depths of where we hide things and push things away? When’s the last time you looked into the ugly places inside you? I looked the other day at myself and […]

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